LORD AND LADY SPY
Take Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Brad and Angelina), send them back 200 years and you have Galen’s lively, utterly delightful adventure romance. The witty, sexually charged dialogue fuels the rivalry between the realistic characters and sets the pages flying.
Lady Sophia Smythe hasn’t seen much of her husband Lord Adrian during the years of their marriage — which is perfect since it provides her with the cover and the time to accomplish her missions as the spy known as the Saint. Adrian feels much the same. As the elusive spy the Wolf, he has been busy ensuring Napolean’s henchmen uncover nothing about British defenses. The war ends and they are faced with married life, but they are called back into service when a high-ranking official is murdered. They’re shocked to learn that they had been rivals for years and now must work as a team. It’s a merry chase through England to apprehend a murderer and along the way they fall into passion’s trap — far more frightening than chasing a killer. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 380 pp., $6.99)